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Saturday, October 22, 2011


This was the very first gift my husband gave me on Christmas 2003.
Moving and unpacking into our house has really taken me on a trip down memory lane. When we moved to Turkey we packed everything up and put it in storage. So most things I haven't seen in over a year and half.

Looking forward to seeing your submissions. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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GOLD { Sheryl }


This is the dinning room at the home of the American Consult General here in Istanbul.  I took these photos in natural light.   Metering the light, I set my camera on manuel.  I didn't have a tripod or shutter release but I did find that the radiator covers where a perfect place to rest my camera.  Setting the shutter timer, I took these pictures in this low light setting.  
The room was gold, however, I am not sure of the match to the color chip.  

Thanks for stopping by . . . Sheryl

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Gold Cross From Iraq { Natalie }

The effects the attacks of September 11th had on people across the country were widespread. The impact it had on my family was that it took my uncle away from his wife and newborn. That following Christmas he sent presents I will never forget. My sister and I each got a gold necklace while my parents recieved an American flag. I wear mine as I reminder to not only pray for my uncle, but also the other soldiers he's with or meets while fighting for our freedom.

He wrote a note and attached it to the flag:

This flag accompanied me on the long journey of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was flown over every camp starting with our arrival at Camp Victory in the northern desert of Kuwait, continuing across the berm during the invasion phase of the war, and ending in northern Iraq at Qayaryah West Airfield, forty miles south of Mosul.

Although the flying of the American flag was against official Army policy during the invasion, this emblem served as a source of inspiration to the men and women of Charlie Company 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 101st Division throughout our one year mission.

This flag now serves as a reminder of those days, a reminder that freedom is not free. For those who did not return...

I hope you all have enjoyed this post. I know it was long, but I hope it serves as a reminder to pray for our brave soldiers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Color Reveal Week 42 {Kendall}

Have you been anxiously awaiting the color reveal?  Well here it is...drum roll please...

The color for week forty-two is:

Gold!  I think it is appropriate for the fall colors most of us are seeing (or hoping to see) around us.  It is feeling like fall here in Oklahoma, it is a cool 60 today.  Now if all these green trees would start changing colors!  I am ready for the fall colors.

Here is my find for the week.  As I told you last week, my sweet grandfather passed away.  Last week I went to his house and my uncle had found the movie camera that my grandparents used.  He saved it just for me.  I was so excited.  And even more excited that it was in the original box!

The box is a little more yellow than gold, but the tape holding it together almost matches the color of the crayon.

Can't wait to see your posts!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weeks 37-40 Voting, Burnt Orange Link Up Week 41

The favorite from the week 40 brick red link up comes from Tish at Le Mie Foto!

Brick red concludes a four week set (weeks 37-40) and that means it's time for another vote off!! Yay! Please take some time to vote for your monthly favorite before you link up your burnt orange find! This month's prize, which will go to the winner of the vote off,  is provided by me, Brooke Martin Photography, and you will receive a gift card to my favorite little photography gift store Photojojo!

Thanks for taking some time to vote! We can't wait to see your burnt orange finds!
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